Elaine Mui



Elaine Mui

I’m inspired by our colleagues who work tirelessly to advance social justice in our underserved communities.

Director of Grants & Operations


Elaine Mui is the Director of Grants & Operations at the General Service Foundation. She oversees organizational operations and ensures grantmaking practices and strategies are aligned with the foundation’s values. General Service Foundation is a social justice funder that supports organizations building power at the intersection of racial, gender, and economic justice. Prior to GSF, she was the Center Administrator at UC Berkeley School of Law with the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Policy (formerly Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity), the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. She was responsible for the administrative operations for the academic research centers and supported law and policy program areas in education, immigration, voting rights, criminal justice, opportunity and inclusion, and reproductive justice. In 1999, Elaine began her career in social justice at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in San Francisco as the outreach coordinator and later as program developer focused on fundraising. Elaine has been engaged on programs and legal assistance in the areas of domestic violence, elder abuse, immigration, and youth violence.

Elaine earned her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds certificates and training in event and project management. In 2014, she received a UC Berkeley Spot Award for her contributions to the Civil Rights Research Roundtable on Education. Elaine is a speaker on Trust Based Philanthropy practices and values-aligned grantmaking. She is a 2016-2017 Justice Funders Harmony Initiative Fellow. She has served on the planning committee for the GivingData 2022 GDConnect Conference. She also serves as a co-chair for the PEAK Grantmaking’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Caucus. Most recently, Elaine is recognized by the Technology Association of Grantmakers’ as a 2023 Emergent Leader through their leadership Initiative.